Top 20 Richest Actors in India and their Income Sources

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Blogkart team invites you to take a look at the list of richest actors in India.

We all know that most of the Bollywood actors are financially successful, and apart from huge movie charges, they also earn from personal investment and brand endorsements.

So Let’s explore the list of richest actors in Bollywood, and off course, all figures below are approximate.

Let’s get started,

20. Deepika Padukone – Net Worth: $16 million

Deepika Padukone highest paid actress in India

Deepika Padukone is an actress, producer, and business woman, and also one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood.

Many directors and producers of the Bollywood industry tag her as “Female Hit Machine” because of her consecutive hit movies.

Deepika started her Bollywood career with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie “Om Shanti Om,” and now she is one of the most successful actresses in the industry.

Deepika Padukone’s most of the earnings come from movies & brand endorsements.

She has done brand endorsements such as Llyod, Jio, L’Oreal Paris, Axis Bank, Oppo, Tanishq, and Goibibo.

In 2015, Deepika launched her clothing brand “All About You” and also founded the “Live Love Laugh” foundation to create awareness of mental health.

In 2018, Deepika founded KA Enterprises and invested in many startups such as Furlenco, Blu Smart- an electric taxi startup, yogurt-maker Epigamia, etc.

So as of 2020, Deepika Padukone’s total net worth is estimated to be around 116 crores.

 

19. Katrina Kaif – Net Worth: $17 million

katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is an actress, model, and business woman, famous for her work in the Hindi movie industry and also one of the highest-paid actresses in India.

She began her Bollywood career with the comedy thriller “Boom” and she got her commercial success with “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?” movie in 2005.

Katrina kaif’s most of the earnings come from acting and brand endorsements.

She is the face of brands such as Slice, Lux, Lakme, and L’oreal Paris, etc.

But in 2019, she started her business journey by founding the “Kay Beauty” cosmetics brand.

According to Forbes India magazine, in 2019 Katrina kaif earned 23.63 crores, and her total net worth is estimated to be around 123 crores.

 

18. Anil Kapoor – Net Worth: $19 million

Anil Kapoor

According to Forbes India, in 2019 Anil Kapoor earned 14.67 crores, and his total net worth is estimated to be around 137 crores rupees.

Anil Kapoor’s major part of earnings comes from acting, brand endorsements, and film production.

Anil Kapoor, the energetic and versatile actor of Indian cinema, works in all genres of movies, and also one of the highest-paid actors in India during the 90s.

He has also produced Bollywood movies such as Fanney Khan, Veere Di Wedding, Khoobsurat, No Problem, and Aisha.

His most financially successful movies are Dil Dhadakne Do, Nayak: The Real Hero, No Entry, Welcome, Mr. India, etc.

 

17. Priyanka Chopra – Net Worth: $28 million

Priyanka Chopra highest paid actress in india

International icon Priyanka Chopra, aka Desi Girl, is an actress, singer, philanthropist, film producer, and one of the highest-paid actress in Bollywood.

Jaws dropping fact: With more than 50 million followers, Priyanka is the most followed Indian celebrity on Instagram, and she charges around 1.92 crores ($2,71,000) per Instagram post.

Priyanka’s major part of income comes from acting, film production, and brand endorsements.

She charges around 5 crores per brand endorsements and associated with brands such as Garnier, Pantene, Nikon, Pepsi, etc.

Her production company “Purple Pebble Pictures” produced movies such as Ventilator(Marathi), Paani, The Sky is Pink(Hindi), etc.

According to Forbes India report, in 2019, Priyanka earned around 23.4 crores, and her total net worth is estimated to be 202 crore rupees.

All these financial achievements prove that she is one of the richest actresses in Bollywood.

And, also in 2017 and 2018, Forbes magazine listed her as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

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16. Ranveer Singh – Net Worth: $28 million

Ranveer Singh
source: Forbes India

Ranveer Singh is an actor, famous for his high energy and dressing sense, and also one of the most successful and highest-paid actor in Bollywood.

Ranveer started his career with “Band Baaja Baaraat” movie, which is a hit in the box office.

His top financially successful Movies are Dil Dhadakne Do, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Simmba, and Gully Boy.

According to Forbes India, in 2019, Ranveer Singh earned 118.2 crore rupees from acting and brand endorsements, and his total net worth estimated to be around 202 crore rupees.

All these financial achievements prove that he is one of the richest actors in India.

 

15. John Abraham – Net Worth: $30 million

John Abraham

John Abraham is an actor, former model, and a businessman, famous for his action movies such as Force and Dhoom 1 and also among the richest actors of India in 2020.

According to Forbes India, in 2019, john earned around 28.5 crore rupees from acting, endorsements, and personal investment, and his total net worth is estimated to be 218 crore rupees.

John’s major part of income comes from acting, film production, and brand endorsements. 

John film production company, JA Entertainment, has produced movies such as Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, Rocky Handsome, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran.

 

14. Anushka Sharma – Net Worth: $30.7 million(221 crore rupees)

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma is an actress and producer, also considered by many as an example of beauty with brains. 

Apart from being a fantastic actress, she is also among the highest-paid actress in Bollywood.

In 2014, she started the apparel line, Nush, and also with her brother Karnesh Sharma, she founded “Clean Slate Films” under which she produced NH10, Phillauri, and Pari.

Anushka also a part of top financially successful movies such as Sultan, PK, and Sanju.

Anushka’s major part of income comes from acting, personal investment, brand endorsements.

She is the face of brands such as Elle 18 Cosmetics, Myntra, Nivea, etc.

All her financial achievements prove that she is among the richest actress in Bollywood.

 

13. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Net Worth: $35 million(258 crore rupees)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The winner of the 1994 Miss World pageant Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an actress and also one of the highest-paid actresses in India.

She started her Bollywood Journey with Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, movie (starring Bobby Deol ) after that, she never looks back and rules the Hindi industry for two decades with her extraordinary acting.

She is also cited as “the most beautiful woman in the world” by many magazines.

In 2020, Aishwarya’s major part of income comes from brand endorsements, she charges around 5 to 7 crores per endorsement.

She has associated with brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Lakme Cosmetics, Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery, Kalyan Jewelers, Titan Watches, Philips.

All her financial achievements prove that she is among the richest Indian actress. 

 

12. Ajay Devgn – Net Worth: $38 million

Ajay Devgn

The Singham of Bollywood industry, Ajay Devgn is an actor, producer, and director who has worked in more than a hundred movies in his career.

Apart from all these, he is also one of the most successful and highest-paid actors in Bollywood.

According to Forbes India, in 2019, Ajay earned 94 crores, majorly from film production, and his total net worth estimated to be 278 crore rupees in 2020.

In 2000, he established Ajay Devgn Ffilms, under which he produced movies such as All the Best: Fun Begins, Bol Bachchan, Son of Sardar, Singham Returns, Shivaay, and latest one is Tanhaji.

For all these above financial achievements, Ajay is one of the richest actors in India.

 

11. Mithun Chakraborty – Net Worth: $40 million(295 crore rupees)

Mithun Chakraborty
source: India Today

Mithun Chakraborty, apart from being one of the richest actors in Bollywood, is also a Singer, film director, writer, television presenter.

During the 1980 and 90s, he is one of the most successful actors in the Indian film industry, and also wildly famous for his acting, dancing style.

According to Wikipedia, he has appeared in more than 500 movies in multiple languages and during his high point in career, he earns a lot of money from acting and endorsements.

In 2020, his major part of earning comes from acting in movies, television host, brand endorsements.

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10. Saif Ali Khan – Net Worth: $40 million(295 crore rupees)

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan, also famously known as Nawab of Pataudi, is an actor and producer, and one of the richest Indian actors.

In the Bollywood industry, he is one of the most popular and talented actors.

He started his acting career with Yash Chopra film “Parampara” and after that, he has given many commercially hit movies in his career such as Cocktail, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Hum Tum, Omkara, Love Aaj Kal, etc.

In 2009, Saif founded Illuminati Films, under which he has produced movies such as Love Aaj Kal, Agent Vinod, Cocktail, Go Goa Gone, Happy Ending.

In 2018, his character Sartaj Singh in Sacred Games of Netflix was fantastic, which is also a Superhit web series in India.

Saif Ali Khan, most of the earnings come from acting in movies & web series and brand endorsements.

 

9. Ranbir Kapoor – Net Worth: $44.67 million

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is an actor and Businessman, cited by many magazines as a supremely talented actor, and also one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood.

He began his acting journey with Saawariya movie, after that, he never looks back and consecutively given top-grossing movies such as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Barfi, Sanju, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Wake Up Sid.

According to Forbes India, in 2019, Ranbir earned around 45 crores majorly from brand endorsements, and his total net worth estimated to be approximately 326 crore rupees.

He has endorse Brands such as Pepsi, Renault India, Panasonic, Football Club FC Barcelona.

He is also the co-owner of the ISL(Indian Super League) Football team, named Mumbai City FC.

All these financial achievements of Ranbir Kapoor, prove that he is one of India’s richest actors in 2020.

 

8. Irrfan Khan – Net Worth: $50 million(369 crore rupees)

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan is an actor, known for his versatile and natural acting and also many film experts consider him one of the finest actors in the cinema world.

He has done more than fifty movies in his career (Hollywood & Bollywood).

His top financially successful movies are Gunday, Piku, Jurassic World, Life of Pi, Inferno, etc.

Irrfan’s contribution to the art world won him a National Film Award and also a Padma Shri Award in 2011.

His major part of income comes from acting and brand endorsements, he charges around 4-5 crores per endorsement deal and is also among the top 10 richest actors in India.

 

7. Dharmendra Singh Deol – Net Worth: $70 million(517 crore rupees)

Dharmendra

Dharmendra is an actor, producer, and politician, experts consider him one of the finest actors in the history of Indian Cinema, and he is also known for his famous character Veeru in Sholay movie.

He  produced movies such as Betaab, Ghayal, Barsaat, Indian, Apne, Ghayal Once Again, Yamla Pagla Deewana, etc.

In 2012, he awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the republic of India.

His major part of earnings comes from film production and is among the top 10 richest actors of Bollywood in 2020.

 

6. Aamir Khan – Net Worth: $205 million

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is an actor, director, writer, philanthropist, producer, also known as Mr. Perfectionist, and he is among the top 10 richest actors in India.

He is one of the most successful and popular actors in Bollywood, and most financially successful movies are Dangal(earned 2024 crore worldwide), 3 Idiots, PK, Dhoom 3.

In 1999, he founded Aamir Khan Productions, under which he has produced movies such as Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Delhi Belly, Talaash, Dangal, Secret Superstar, Lal Singh Chaddha(coming on Dec 2020.

Apart from film production, he is also a successful director, direct movies such as Taare Zameen Par.

Aamir Khan’s major part of earnings come from acting, film Productions, and brand endorsements. He charges approximately 4 crores per day of endorsements shooting.

He has associated with brands such as Vivo, Phonepe, Coca Cola, Titan Watches, Tata Sky, etc.

According to Forbes India, in 2019, Aamir earned approximately 85 crores majorly from brand endorsements, and his total net worth estimated to be around 1500 crore rupees.

 

5. Akshay Kumar – Net Worth: $273 million(2019 crore rupees)

Akshay Kumar

The Khiladi of the Indian film industry, Akshay Kumar, is an actor, film producer, martial artist(Black belt in Taekwondo), and also the highest-paid actor in India.

He appeared in more than 120 movies, and at the beginning of his career, he is famous for action roles, but now he has given super hit movies in every genre.

In 2008, he founded Hari Om Productions, under which he has produced movies such as Singh is Kinng, Tees Maar Khan, Thank You, OMG – Oh My God, Airlift, Rustom, Pad Man, Mission Mangal, and many more…

Akshay’s major part of income comes from acting, film productions, and also a large chunk of money from brand endorsements, he has associated with more than twenty brands in 2020.

According to Forbes India, Akshay earned around 293.25 crore rupees in 2019, and undoubtedly he is one of India’s richest actors in 2020.

 

4. Salman Khan – Net Worth: $310 million(2292 crore rupees)

Salman Khan

Salman Khan is an actor, writer, producer, singer, TV Presenter, and Philanthropist, also among the highest-paid actors in Bollywood.

He appeared in more than a hundred movies and given top financially successful movies such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Kick, and many more.

Salman’s major part of earnings come from acting, film production, and brand endorsements, he is associated with more than 15 brands and charges approximately seven crores per endorsement deal.

According to Forbes India, Salman earned approximately 293.25 crore rupees in 2019 and is among the richest actors in India.

 

3. Hrithik Roshan – Net Worth: $370 million

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is an actor, famous for his dancing style and also one of the top 10 richest actors in India.

He has delivered top financially successful movies such as War, Krrish, Super 30, Bang Bang, Dhoom 2, Kaabil, Agneepath, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and many more…

Apart from being an actor, he is also a successful businessman, in 2012, he started his lifestyle brand HRX, and also invested in company Cure.fit.

According to Forbes India, Hrithik earned approximately 58.73 crores in 2019, majorly from brand endorsements, he charges around 4-5 crore rupees per endorsement deal.

 

2. Amitabh Bachchan – Net Worth: $400 million(2958 crore rupees)

Amitabh-Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, aka, Shahenshah of Bollywood, is an actor, producer, occasional singer, TV shows host, and is also the most respected and influential actor in the history of Indian cinemas.

Apart from all these, he is also a successful businessman, invested in many companies such as Stampede Capital, Meridian Tech, etc.

According to Forbes India, Amitabh Bachchan earned around 239.25 crores in 2019, majorly from personal investment, acting, and brand endorsements, he charges approximately 6-8 crore rupees per endorsement deal.

He has associated with brands such as Dabur, Dr Fixit, Navratna Oil, Kalyan Jewellers, Emami, Gujarat Tourism, etc. 

 

1. Shahrukh Khan – Net Worth: $600 million

Shahrukh Khan richest actor in India

Shahrukh Khan, also known as, The King of Romance, is an actor, philanthropist, producer, and most important he tops the list of richest actors in India.

In 2002, he founded Red Chillies Entertainment, under which he has produced movies such as Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, Billu Barber, My Name is Khan, Chennai Express, Dilwale, Zero, and many more…

Apart from all these, he also owns IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL.

Shahrukh’s major part of income comes from, personal investment, production house, and brand endorsements, he charges around 5-6 crore rupees per endorsement shoot.

According to Forbes India, Shahrukh Khan earned approximately 124.38 crores in 2019, majorly from personal investment and his total net worth estimated to be around 4437 crore rupees.

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